Luxottica Announces Students for May 2018 OneSight Clinics

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Mason, OH, January 18, 2018Luxottica and OneSight jointly announce the optometric students who will participate this May in two OneSight clinics to Mexico. Trips are scheduled from May 5-12 and May 19-26 to Oaxaca and Puebla, respectively.

Students completed an online application and essays for consideration. The American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) and the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) members were chosen using a variety of criteria. OneSight students represent 22 optometry schools across multiple graduation years.

OneSight is a leading organization focused on bringing both sustainable and urgent vision care solutions to communities around the world. To date, OneSight has helped sixteen million people in 46 countries see clearly. By 2020, OneSight will provide ongoing access to vision care to over 20 million people.

Each year, OneSight volunteers travel to remote parts of the globe to provide care and services to populations that lack access to eye care primarily due to high medical costs, travel and/or availability. For a second year Luxottica and OneSight have provided students the opportunity to participate in a clinic.

On the OneSight trip, OD students will work under the supervision of Luxottica Retail affiliated doctors performing comprehensive eye exams. They will also help support a core team of Luxottica volunteers in the frame fitting, manufacturing and dispensing of new eyewear. For the optometry students selected, Luxottica Retail covers all expenses associated with the clinic, including air fare, accommodations and meals.

“The clinical aspect of a OneSight trip will be unparalleled to anything students may have experienced in the past,” says Dr. Ben Chudner, Luxottica Eye Care’s Senior Clinical Director. OneSight organizers predict students will see more patients over the clinic week than they might during a year’s rotation.

“The large number of patients students will see and treat will showcase the enormity of the world vision crisis and show them the role they can play in helping eliminate it,” says Chudner who will be traveling to Mexico with students in May.

May 5-12: Oaxaca (Mexico)

Nicole AkpunkuIllinois College of Optometry
Grace AndersonPacific University College of Optometry
Zainab MuhannaUniversity of Houston-College of Optometry
Jae DeBerrySouthern College of Optometry
Carrie DeWolfeMichigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University
Esther KoMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Heath Sciences-School of Optometry
Nhi NguyenUniversity of Houston-College of Optometry
David PaceUniversity of the Incarnate Word-Rosenberg School of Optometry
Cynthia PalmaSouthern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Jamie PucciSalus University Pennsylvania School of Optometry
Chet RitterSalus University Pennsylvania School of Optometry
Ambika SinghUniversity of Houston-College of Optometry
Reshma ThomasMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Heath Sciences-School of Optometry
Valerie TranUniversity of California-Berkeley, School of Optometry
Lenna WalkerNew England College of Optometry
Jeromica WardSouthern College of Optometry
Brittany WolthuizenNortheastern State University-Oklahoma College of Optometry

May 19-26: Puebla (Mexico)

Kandace AlfredUniversity of Missouri at St. Louis-College of Optometry
Mitch AndersonMidwestern University-Arizona College of Optometry
Cassandra BreachMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Heath Sciences-School of Optometry
Carolyn ChakuroffThe Ohio State University-School of Optometry
Anthony ChavezIndiana University College of Optometry
Jonathan ChenUniversity of Houston-College of Optometry
Joshua DalleyWestern University of Health Science-College of Optometry
Justin GilletteThe Ohio State University-School of Optometry
Jasmine HayesUniversity of Missouri at St. Louis-College of Optometry
Kevin HoangInter-American University Puerto Rico-Schools of Optometry
Rafi IgbalzadaUniversity of Waterloo
Bryce JohnsonSouthern College of Optometry
Krishna PatelState University of New York-State College of Optometry
Lauren SpencerUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham-School of Optometry
Trenisha SmithNOVA Southeastern University-College of Optometry
Sarah TrumanUniversity of the Incarnate Word-Rosenberg School of Optometry
Martina Webb-HainesNortheastern State University-Oklahoma College of Optometry


Saadia TariqIllinois College of Optometry
Cassondra Lux-O’CallaghanMidwestern University-Arizona College of Optometry
Lindsay MichaudNew England College of Optometry

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